Whether you are a manager of an irrigation scheme, a water resource, municipal sewerage plant, resort, golf course or involved in estate lake management, you are aware that your water bodies need regular maintenance to keep it in a well balanced, functional, healthy and aesthetically appealing state. ENVIROKONSULT™, a South African based firm, has many years of experience in the aquatic environment and is well equipped to address your water related needs, in a scientific and cost-effective manner.
How healthy is your lake water? ENVIROKONSULT™’s eConsultation service is an easy and uncomplicated way to get specialist advice from the convenience of your computer. Our first e-Consultation is free of charge. However, as all water bodies are different, generic advice is not always in the specific waterway’s best interest. Our on-site consultations are a sound investment in the health and well-being of your water body. You could cut maintenance and restoration costs significantly, by taking advantage of our experience in the management and rehabilitation of the aquatic environment.
Lake and Pond Management
Lake management is a broad term that encompasses a whole range of methodologies, which can be implemented to maintain, improve or rehabilitate a pond or lake’s health, aesthetics and functionality. ENVIROKONSULT™ works with lake owners and interested-and-affected parties, to formulate a holistic plan to address their unique issues and generate solutions without compromising the aquatic environment. We specialise in urban impoundment management as well as the management of smaller lakes and ponds. Read more …
Water Resource Management
Water resource management is the development, distribution and management of the optimum use of water resources. Ideally, water resource management planning give regard to all the competing demands for water and seeks to allocate water on an equitable basis to satisfy all uses and demands. This service of ENVIROKONSULT™ focuses on larger governmental and municipal dams and reservoirs and includes eutrophication management, pollution control, water quality evaluation, aquatic rehabilitation or modification of the catchment in order to achieve the required results.
Aquatic Vegetation Management
ENVIROKONSULT™ is renowned for its Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans (IAVMPs). We have extensive experience in the scientific design, implementation and operation of aquatic vegetation control and management programmes. We may combine herbicidal, biological, mechanical and physical control strategies into a sound management programme, to control nuisance aquatic vegetation in large dams, rivers, irrigation canals, irrigation dams, power plant water sytems or other infested water bodies. Read more …
Irrigation Canal Maintenance & Management
The irrigation sector and bulk water distributors are invited to make use of our specialist services in the maintenance and management of water conveyance systems. ENVIROKONSULT™ specialises in the implementation of preventative maintenance programmes for the control of algae and aquatic vegetation in canals, the maintenance of canal servitudes as well as the design, implementation and operation of tailor-made water quality monitoring programmes for the irrigation sector to support precision farming and GlobalGAP requirements and certification.
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Water Quality Monitoring & Evaluation
South African waterways are experiencing pollution from many sources. Unreliable sewerage works, industrial effluent and other point sources can contaminate receiving waters with serious consequences for the various water user groups. ENVIROKONSULT’’s scientists monitor pollution in the water environment and design and implement suitable rehabilitation programmes to restore water bodies to its former splendour. We design and implement water quality monitoring networks and investigate environmental disasters, industrial spills and fish kills.
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Golf Course Pond Management
Most golf course managers experience some sort of problem with the management of their impoundments. Well managed watercourse ponds are a great asset to a golf course, but a neglected pond can be an embarrassment. Problems encountered with golf course ponds range from leakage, water quality problems, excessive growth of algae and other aquatic weeds and high turbidity, to offensive odours. ENVIROKONSULT™‘s Lake Management Programme for Golf Course Ponds is the solution for the professional golf course manager.
A healthy and diverse fish population is an important part of creating an environmentally balanced lake. ENVIROKONSULT™ can analyze your needs and provide an appropriate stocking programme. Lakes with weed problems may benefit from our Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans, utilizing a combination of selective herbicide applications and the possible introduction of Triploid (sterile) Grass Carp, an herbivorous fish incapable to multiply but feeds on aquatic weeds over a long period. ENVIROKONSULT™ can also investigate fish kills and evaluate hatchery conditions for trout farmers.
Dam Wall Maintenance
ENVIROKONSULT™ assist resource engineers with their Dam Safety Inspections by providing the following environmental services in and around dam wall structures: Control of termite infestations and other intrusive animals; erosion control; evaluation of grass cover density; management of invasive brush and tree growth and aquatic vegetation management. Our Dam Safety Environmental Monitoring Service will contribute to the Dam Safety Inspection Report and be a pro-active tool to assist the general maintenance programmes on dam wall structures.
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Black Fly & Mosquito Control
Ponds and lakes are natural habitats for mosquitoes and black flies. Controlling these pests involves limiting conditions in the habitat that they find most accommodating, such as stagnant water and substrate to breed. We also make use of a range of pesticides and the application of environmentally friendly biological control products. ENVIROKONSULT™ will determine the underlying causes of your pest infestation and develop a management plan to keep these pests under control.
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In order to produce and market an internationally acceptable product in the present highly competitive marketplace, the professional farmer needs some support. Transparency and traceability are prerequisites to protect both the consumer and you, the producer. Every decision you make must be substantiated by a Decision Support System (DSS). To gain knowledge you need to measure. We have years of experience in Meso-Climate in situ Weather Stations as well as Crop Disease Stations. These can be linked to real-time Soil Moisture Probes and Satellite Assisted Weather Prediction and Plant Disease Modeling.
Water Management Services for Power Stations
ENVIROKONSULT™ offers an Aquatic Pest Management Programme for Power Plant Cooling Systems to assist managers of power stations. Our Services include: aquatic vegetation, algae and invertebrate control in environmental dams, primary intake structures, cold water ponds and outlet structures of power stations. Our organic herbicides and algaecides are cost-effective and very efficient without any corrosive effect on infrastructure of the power sation.
Compliance & Permitting
Invasive plants proliferation, exotic fish contamination and pollution from point and non-point sources are just a few of the reasons governments continuously implement new environmental regulations. While it may seem like a burden, these regulations are created to bring the natural eco-system back to where it belongs and to ensure the safety of water worldwide. ENVIROKONSULT™ brings 25+ years of experience in dealing with compliance issues, reports and permits.